self-employed

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Government cancels NIC increases for self-employed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has softened his attack on the self-employed, cancelling plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs).

Budget 2017: self-employed income tax bill to rise

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Self-employed workers have been dealt a blow in today’s Budget, as Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a forthcoming increase in taxes.

Auto-enrolment review to consider how self-employed can save for retirement

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

The government is stepping up its campaign to get more people saving for a pension, with a review of its auto-enrolment scheme.

Pension auto-enrolment may be extended to self-employed

Monday, 21 November 2016 | News

The self-employed may soon be incentivised to save for retirement in the same way as employed workers, the new pensions minister has indicated.

Self-employed? Paper tax returns must be in by 31 October

Friday, 28 October 2016 | News

The deadline looms for anyone needing to submit a paper self assessment tax return, as all documents need to be in by Monday 31 October.

Five ways to get out of a career rut

Friday, 21 October 2016 | Article

From fitness gurus to social media managers, there is a whole host of trendy new jobs emerging on the employment scene. Moneywise discovers how jobseekers of all ages can grab one of these fresh and exciting opportunities.

"If Lord Sugar can do it, I can", says The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 | Article

With the popular television show returning to our screens this week, last year’s winner, Joseph Valente, reveals the secrets of his business success.

Self-employed still missing out on pensions

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | News

Self-employed workers are being left behind by pension reform that requires employed people to be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.

It's hard to move home if you're self-employed'

Monday, 05 September 2016 | Article

Tim Saunders, 39, and his wife Caroline, 41, have recently bought a family home. Here, he explains the hurdles they had to overcome to prove they could afford it.